Longhorn Server’s “Improved” Security

From Slashdot "Inevitably, Dave Barry’s years-old quote comes to mind: ‘Microsoft has a new version out, Windows XP, which according to everybody is the ‘most reliable Windows ever.’ To me, this is like saying that asparagus is ‘the most articulate vegetable ever._"

Truer words have rarely been uttered.

Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica is Simply Stunning

From [The San Francisco Chronical](http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/06/DDGQHLIDD91.DTL:)

…you are hereby notified that the sci-fi geeks are not kidding this
time. ‘Battlestar Galactica’ not only lives up to its sci-fi gold-standard
reputation but also should be considered straight up as one of television’s
most appealing dramas, no matter the genre.

Yes, it really is that good.

The acting in [[Battlestar Galactica]] is superb, the characters nuanced and multilayered, and the issues broad, deep and current. In fact, if you tune in to the story now, you’d be hard pressed not to find parallels with the war in Iraq, among other political hot buttons.

What makes [[Battlestar Galactica]] cross over to non-sci-fi fans is that stripped of the space conceit and relatively few sci-fi elements, it’s a top-notch drama with fascinating characters, solid writing and an eagerness to explore complicated social, political and philosophical issues.

Hastert and Cardinal Law…. Same Guy?

###Think about it

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You’ve never seen them in the same room together!

From [CNN.com](http://www.cnn.com/rssclick/?section=cnn_topstories:) “The House ethics committee met in closed-door session today to discuss when GOP leaders learned of former Rep. Mark Foley’s contacts with teen pages and whether the leaders acted appropriately. A senior GOP leadership aide told CNN that Speaker Dennis Hastert won’t step down because of the controversy.”

Hmmm…. this sounds [strangely familiar](http://www.carneyweb.com/musings/2002/churchCrisis!)

Not that I’d want to actually compare the two. One was aware of people below him in the power structure of his organization having child raping [pederastic](http://www.dict.org/bin/Dict?Form=Dict2&Database=*&Query=pederast) inclinations and covered it up while giving them new positions that put more children in danger. The other… um… err… wears funny hats.

Republicans Are Dead to Me

###I’ve Had Enough

I’ve never been a member of any party, but I’ve (I’m now embarrassed to say) voted for Republicans most of my life. But I won’t be now, and possibly never again. I defended the tax cuts, the war on terror, the deficit spending.

I’d even let the party off the hook for the Foley situation, **if they had acted in a responsible manner when they found out.** Instead, they ignored the situation, put children at risk, and enabled a pedophile. Can there be anything more despicable?

They are drunk on the power of controlling the entire government, and have forgotten that they serve us, not the other way around. What happened to a government for the people, by the people, and of the people? We now how a de facto institutionalized aristocratic class in this country, and it is time to get rid of the bums.

###Republicans = Evil

There it is. We have a new working definition of evil in America: the Republican Party.

The fact that the Speaker of the House knew about Foley, had been told about the emails and instant messages to the congressional page, and subsequently put Foley in charge of the congressional committee for the protection of children is beyond my ability to comprehend. Is this guy serious? Why is he still the speaker? Why hasn’t he been arrested for aiding a sex predator?

It is not ignorance, not politics, and not forgetfulness. It’s **evil**.

###The Times They Are a’Changin’

Political parties are what they do. They are not what they say they are. Think about that for a minute. The Republicans define themselves as the party of:

* Family Values
* Personal Freedom
* Small Government
* Fiscal Responsibility

But are they really? **Absolutely not!** Compare the above items with the list below (respectively):

* Representative Foley
* Patriot Act, marriage amendment
* Department of Homeland Security, Medicare Reform
* Huge deficits brought on by the war and increased domestic spending

it just doesn’t add up, does it. Actually, if you look at it objectively, you’ll find that, in fact, most of the things that were Republican values are now embodied by the Democrat party.

Are you Republican party members out there? You’ve been betrayed by your party. It’s time to let them know that you are not intellectually challenged automatons that will vote republican just because you’re a member of the party. It’s time to take back the power and use your vote to start cleansing our country of this filth.

NFL Has No Balls

From [SI.com](http://www.si.com:) “Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was given a five-game suspension — the longest for on-field behavior in NFL history — for stomping on Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode’s head and kicking him in the face Sunday.”

If the NFL had ANY testicular fortitude they would’ve sent a real message to the entire league, put every player on notice, and kicked Haynesworth out of the game for life.